We set up a café in a blacksmiths shop ready for the private Steam enthusiast event last weekend. The weather was very kind to us and we had lots of very nice customers. Thank you to all of our very kind cake and soup makers for your very kind donations.
We asked for donations of cakes for a private event last weekend to help us fundraise for our charity. This amazing cake which has our charity logo on was made by Julie Moore and donated by Paul Greenan.
This was one of many donations of cakes made for the event and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took time to bake for us and help us raise money and awareness for our charity.
We were at Cheryl and Fred's private steam event on Monday, where we served refreshments and homemade cakes to around 60 people. It was a lovely evening with some lovely generous people.
We would like to thank everyone who baked and donated cakes for us to serve at the event, in return we received donations for our charity of £153.
We were at the Holybrook Fete on Sunday...it was a lovely day and on our soft toy tom-bola we managed to make a great £186. Thanks to everyone who came to see us there and to everyone who donated and took part in our tom-bola.
We were at Thatcham fun day this weekend, where were received a cheque from Karmal - the chair of the Rotary club - for an amazing £1,000...this will go towards getting our second house up and running even sooner and helping us to support more homeless young people and care leavers in West Berkshire. The Mayor of Thatcham, Ellen Crumbly was also there and we are one of her charities of the year for 2017.
John and Patsy attended the Queens Garden Party on Tuesday. They enjoyed a wonderful day and were very lucky with the weather as it was sunny all day.
Thank you to Waitrose Thatcham and all Waitrose customers that voted for our charity to receive a donation of £604 from Community Matters. This will help us to support the young people at our charity and is very much appreciated by everyone at YPACF.
Some girls from Down House School recently organised and put on a concert in aid of our charity. The girls all aged between 16/17 years old, put on an amazing show which was very well organised.
They managed to raise £254 for the charity which was presented to John and Patsy by Jane who organised the whole concert. A massive thank you to everyone who organised and took part in the show.
"We are so happy to be supporting such a wonderful cause, and we really hope that our donations will make a difference! We had lots of fun putting the show together and have all gained so much experience too". - The girls from Down House School.
John and Patsy were invited to the Thatcham Mayor making ceremony on Sunday.
Ellen Crumbly was voted in as the Mayor for a second year. Each year the Mayor chooses two charities as her charities for the year. All fund raising events she attends over the year and the money raised at these events is shared between her two charities at the end of the year.
We are very lucky and happy to say that Ellen has chosen our charity to be one of her charities of this year....
This invite to the Queen's garden party is a thank you for all that YPACF do and have done to help young people here in West Berkshire.
We want to say a big thank you to everyone who continues to support us, we can only do what we do as a charity because of the support we get from all of you.
The Team @ Young People & Children First
We are a mixture of volunteers, employees and Trustees who want to share all our fabulous news to all you amazing supporters.